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A Survey On UTM TESL Undergraduates’ Reading Preference: Between Hypertexts And Books

Abdul Samad , Adlina and Abang Abu Bakar, Dayang Mas Muliany (2010) A Survey On UTM TESL Undergraduates’ Reading Preference: Between Hypertexts And Books. A Survey On UTM TESL Undergraduates’ Reading Preference: Between Hypertexts And Books . pp. 1-6. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

This research uses a survey to investigate UTM TESL undergraduates’ reading preference between Hypertexts and books. The study is very crucial as it will help to identify the strengths and also the weaknesses of the preferred type of text. Therefore, questionnaires have been distributed to UTM TESL undergraduates’ session 2007/2008 (Refer Appendix A). From the research, it has been found that UTM TESL undergraduates preferred Hypertext as compared to books. The reasons why the students preferred Hypertext are encouragements from lecturers, cost and time saving, easier and faster access, interactive and interesting, up to date and more focused. However Hypertext has several weaknesses such as reliability low, has caused health problems and also technical problems. The findings suggest that the students must be taught, exposed and trained to select reliable reading materials, exposed and taught on how to overcome the technical problems and lastly they must be aware of how to prevent the Computer caused health problems.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:UTM TESL, reading preference, hypertext, books
Subjects:L Education > L Education (General)
Divisions:Education
ID Code:10855
Deposited By: Assoc. Prof Dr Azizi Yahaya
Deposited On:03 Nov 2010 10:43
Last Modified:03 Nov 2010 10:43

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